Country Comparison > Natural gas - proved reserves

RankCountryNatural gas - proved reserves (cubic meters)
1Russia44,800,000,000,000
2Iran29,610,000,000,000
3Qatar25,370,000,000,000
4Saudi Arabia7,807,000,000,000
5United States7,716,000,000,000
6Turkmenistan7,504,000,000,000
7United Arab Emirates6,453,000,000,000
8Nigeria5,292,000,000,000
9Venezuela5,065,000,000,000
10Algeria4,502,000,000,000
11Iraq3,170,000,000,000
12Australia3,115,000,000,000
13Indonesia3,001,000,000,000
14Kazakhstan2,407,000,000,000
15Malaysia2,400,000,000,000
16Egypt2,186,000,000,000
17Norway2,039,000,000,000
18Uzbekistan1,841,000,000,000
19Kuwait1,798,000,000,000
20Canada1,754,000,000,000
21Libya1,548,000,000,000
22Netherlands1,387,000,000,000
23Ukraine1,104,000,000,000
24India1,074,000,000,000
25Oman849,500,000,000
26Azerbaijan849,500,000,000
27Pakistan840,200,000,000
28China800,000,000,000
29Yemen478,500,000,000
30Trinidad and Tobago408,200,000,000
31Brunei390,800,000,000
32Argentina378,800,000,000
33Colombia377,000,000,000
34Brazil366,400,000,000
35Peru345,500,000,000
36Mexico338,800,000,000
37Thailand312,200,000,000
38Angola309,800,000,000
39Burma283,200,000,000
40Bolivia281,500,000,000
41United Kingdom256,000,000,000
42Syria240,700,000,000
43Papua New Guinea226,500,000,000
44East Timor200,000,000,000
45Israel198,200,000,000
46Bangladesh195,400,000,000
47Vietnam192,500,000,000
48Germany175,600,000,000
49Poland164,800,000,000
50Cameroon135,100,000,000
51Mozambique127,400,000,000
52Ethiopia113,000,000,000
53Denmark101,000,000,000
54Philippines98,540,000,000
55Chile97,970,000,000
56Bahrain92,030,000,000
57Congo, Republic of the90,610,000,000
58Sudan84,950,000,000
59Cuba70,790,000,000
60Tunisia65,130,000,000
61Italy63,570,000,000
62Romania63,000,000,000
63Namibia62,290,000,000
64Rwanda56,630,000,000
65Korea, South50,000,000,000
66Afghanistan49,550,000,000
67Serbia48,140,000,000
68Equatorial Guinea36,810,000,000
69New Zealand34,380,000,000
70Croatia31,580,000,000
71Cote d'Ivoire28,320,000,000
72Mauritania28,320,000,000
73Gabon28,320,000,000
74Ghana22,650,000,000
75Japan20,900,000,000
76Austria16,140,000,000
77Slovakia14,160,000,000
78Uganda14,160,000,000
79Ireland9,911,000,000
80Georgia8,495,000,000
81Hungary8,098,000,000
82Ecuador7,985,000,000
83France6,796,000,000
84Tanzania6,513,000,000
85Taiwan6,229,000,000
86Turkey6,173,000,000
87Jordan6,031,000,000
88Kyrgyzstan5,663,000,000
89Bulgaria5,663,000,000
90Somalia5,663,000,000
91Tajikistan5,663,000,000
92Czech Republic3,964,000,000
93Guatemala2,960,000,000
94Belarus2,832,000,000
95Spain2,548,000,000
96Morocco1,444,000,000
97Benin1,133,000,000
98Congo, Democratic Republic of the991,100,000
99Greece991,100,000
100Albania849,500,000
101Barbados113,300,000
102South Africa27,160,000
103Macau174,000
104Moldova0
105Mongolia0
106Montserrat0
107Malawi0
108Montenegro0
109Macedonia0
110Mali0
111Mauritius0
112Malta0
113New Caledonia0
114Niue0
115Niger0
116Vanuatu0
117Paraguay0
118Panama0
119Portugal0
120Maldives0
121Nepal0
122Nauru0
123Suriname0
124Nicaragua0
125Guam0
126Guinea0
127Guyana0
128Haiti0
129Hong Kong0
130Honduras0
131Iceland0
132Korea, North0
133Kiribati0
134Kenya0
135Jamaica0
136Lesotho0
137Luxembourg0
138Madagascar0
139Laos0
140Lebanon0
141Lithuania0
142Liberia0
143Botswana0
144Bermuda0
145Belgium0
146Bahamas, The0
147Armenia0
148American Samoa0
149Aruba0
150Antigua and Barbuda0
151Belize0
152Bosnia and Herzegovina0
153Solomon Islands0
154Bhutan0
155Burundi0
156Cambodia0
157Chad0
158Sri Lanka0
159Cayman Islands0
160Comoros0
161Costa Rica0
162Central African Republic0
163Cape Verde0
164Cook Islands0
165Djibouti0
166Dominica0
167Dominican Republic0
168Finland0
169Fiji0
170Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0
171Faroe Islands0
172French Polynesia0
173Estonia0
174Eritrea0
175El Salvador0
176Gambia, The0
177Gibraltar0
178Grenada0
179Greenland0
180Senegal0
181Saint Helena0
182Slovenia0
183Sierra Leone0
184Singapore0
185Saint Pierre and Miquelon0
186Saint Kitts and Nevis0
187Seychelles0
188Guinea-Bissau0
189Puerto Rico0
190Saint Lucia0
191Sweden0
192Switzerland0
193Turks and Caicos Islands0
194Tonga0
195Togo0
196Sao Tome and Principe0
197Virgin Islands0
198British Virgin Islands0
199Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0
200Burkina Faso0
201Uruguay0
202West Bank0
203Western Sahara0
204Samoa0
205Swaziland0
206Zambia0
207Zimbabwe0

Definition: This entry is the stock of proved reserves of natural gas in cubic meters (cu m). Proved reserves are those quantities of natural gas, which, by analysis of geological and engineering data, can be estimated with a high degree of confidence to be commercially recoverable from a given date forward, from known reservoirs and under current economic conditions.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Natural gas - proved reserves map

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